According to Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H., telemedicine has existed for decades (NCBI). However, as technology has improved, so has telemedicine delivery services.
Research has shown that 75% of respondents are interested in telemedicine services (Healthcare Innovation). With the COVID-19 situation, many employers and individuals are seeking alternative healthcare options. Telemedicine services have been more popular than ever as people fear exposure to COVID-19 having to visit doctor’s offices and other financial concerns.
Telemedicine offers incredible benefits for both employers and employees alike. Here are just a few benefits to consider when exploring telemedicine as an option for employee healthcare needs.
Benefits of Telemedicine
For both employers and employees alike, telemedicine provides great benefits including:
- Eliminate transportation and related expenses
- Remove time-off requests
- Alleviates child or elder care issues
- Access to board certified healthcare professionals
- Decrease exposure to other illnesses
- Lowers wait times
- Improves overall health
QBS will be launching a new program that offers telemedicine and alternative health care options. Our telemedicine service will also offer a designated primary care physician providing the tele-space feel like a live virtual doctor’s appointment with your trusted healthcare provider. Contact QBS today to learn more about telemedicine and other employee benefit services.